The football season kicks off on Saturday and Hereford United's first match is an away day at Crewe Alexandra. With this in mind we asked the friendly forumers over at Crewe Mad
for their tips on pubs for Hereford fans to visit pre and post match.
Chalkdust suggests The Hops
on Prince Albert Street and The Borough Arms
on Earle Street (both around 1 mile North of the ground - click map to enlarge). Both pubs are great for real ales and foreign beers and The Borough Arms was recently named South Cheshire Pub of the Year.
Also in this area of the city is The Kings Arms
which has good value beer from the Beartown Brewery, plenty of entertainment on offer as well as lunchtime baps if you're getting peckish.
Nearer the ground is The Last Orders Inn which CrewieBoy suggests is well worth a visit. This is very popular with away fans and just 5 minutes from the ground. Beer is available from £1.40 a pint which can't be bad and although they don't serve food the landlord allows food to be brought in from the many takeaways along Nantwich Road.
The Barrel and The British Lion are also recommended as well as The Brunswick which is a Greene King Pub. Chalkdust also says the chippy next to the Alex is pretty good.
PaulNevitt1981 recommends the Cheshire Cheese which is just up Gresty Road beyond Mornflake Oats (Crewe's shirt sponsor and main porridge provider in the UK), under a bridge and round a bend. This is a nice surburban pub with a good selection of ale and two for one meal deals. There is plenty of parking available and its just half a mile from the ground.
For the less adventurous, a Wetherspoons can be found near the centre of Crewe near the bus station.
Thanks again to all the contributions from everyone at the Crewe Mad forum
. If you are travelling up have a safe trip and here's hoping for a winning start to the season for The Bulls. And if you do visit one of the pubs mentioned why not send us your own review
in the usual way.